Poisonous and Non-Toxic Plants for Birds list


The following is a list of some potentially harmful plants for birds. This list is not inclusive and, since plant names tend to vary among regions.

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Harmful Plants for Birds

Contact your local nursery center for accurate information about a specific plant in question.

Common Name

  • Amaryllis
  • Azalea
  • Black locust
  • Boxwood
  • Calla Lily
  • Caladium
  • Castor Bean
  • Cherry tree (bark, leaves, twigs)
  • Daffodil
  • Delphinium
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Holly
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Ivy, English
  • Lantana
  • Lily-of-the-valley
  • Lobelia
  • Morning glory
  • Oleander
  • Poinsettia
  • Privet
  • Rhododendron
  • Rhubarb
  • Sweet pea
  • Wisteria
  • Yew, all types

Latin Name

  • Amaryllis
  • Rhododendron Canadensis
  • Robinia pseudoacacia
  • Buxus spp.
  • Zantedeschia aethiopica
  • Caladium spp.
  • Ricinus communis
  • Prunus spp.
  • Narcissus tazetta
  • Delphinium spp.
  • Dieffenbachia picta
  • Ilex spp.
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Hedera
  • Lantana spp.
  • Convallaria majalis
  • Lobelia spp.
  • Ipomoea spp.
  • Nerium oleander
  • Euphorbia pulcherrima
  • Ligustrum
  • Rhododendron
  • Rheum rhaponticum
  • Lathyrus odoratus
  • Wisteria spp.
  • Taxus

Nontoxic Plants For Birds

Common Name

  • African violet
  • Ash
  • Aspen (Poplar)
  • Bamboo
  • Baby's breath
  • Bachelor buttons
  • Beech, American, and European
  • Begonia
  • Birch
  • Calendula
  • Christmas cactus
  • Dogwood
  • Elm
  • Eucalyptus
  • Ferns, asparagus, maidenhair, etc.
  • Fir
  • Grape ivy
  • Hibiscus
  • Jade plant
  • Magnolia
  • Manzanita
  • Nasturtium
  • Palms
  • Pine
  • Pyracantha
  • Raspberry
  • Rose
  • Spider plant
  • Spruce
  • li
  • WillowAfrican violet
  • Ash
  • Aspen (Poplar)
  • Bamboo
  • Baby's breath
  • Bachelor buttons
  • Beech, American, and European
  • Begonia
  • Birch
  • Calendula
  • Christmas cactus
  • Dogwood
  • Elm
  • Eucalyptus
  • Ferns, asparagus, maidenhair, etc.
  • Fir
  • Grape ivy
  • Hibiscus
  • Jade plant
  • Magnolia
  • Manzanita
  • Nasturtium
  • Palms
  • Pine
  • Pyracantha
  • Raspberry
  • Rose
  • Spider plant
  • Spruce
  • Willow

Latin Name

  • Saintpaulina spp.
  • Fraxinus spp.
  • Populus spp.
  • Various
  • Gypsophilia paniculata
  • Centaurea cyanus
  • Fagus, Nothofagus
  • Begonia spp.
  • Betula spp.
  • Calendula officinalis
  • Rhipsalidopsis spp.
  • Cornus spp.
  • Ulmus spp.
  • Eucalyptus spp.
  • Various
  • Abies spp.
  • Cissus rhombifolia
  • Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
  • Crassula ovata
  • Magnolia spp.
  • Arctostaphylos manzanita
  • Tropaeolum majus
  • Various
  • Pinus spp.
  • Pyracantha spp.
  • Rubus strgosus
  • Rosa spp.
  • Chlorophytum comosum
  • Picea spp.
  • Salix spp.

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